AN UNSUNG HERO – A COMPETITOR STORY

It is Day 8 of the Carnival (the Australian Long Distance Champs at Nuggety Range) – quite warm – the “hottest day so far” and the effect of the sun was to increase the humidity to saturation.  Well that was what it felt like as I carried my O gear through the car park prior […]

OLD HEADS AND YOUNG LEGS

The cream rose to the top today with some of Australia’s best orienteers leading their states to relay wins. 

THE CLASSIC WAS A CLASSIC

The Australian Long Distance championships was blessed with amazing weather and the excitement of a new Neil Barr map that combined some great granite and gold mining complexity. Master course setter Roch Prendergast took us into the granite first and then set complex closing legs through the mining

FUN IN THE SUN

A glorious day and setting for the Australian Sprint championships – day 6 and race 7 of the 8 day carnival. The lawns of Salesian College in front of the magnificent Rupertswood mansion provided a fitting back drop to some great racing.

ANOTHER DAY OF SUN – AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLS RELAY CHAMPS & GF-3

The sun shone again on the Relay day of the Australian Schools Championships and the final day of the Goldfields 3-day.  The schools teams had gone to town on the face paint and hair dye and the Kyneton two-dollar shop has never had it so good. 

THE WEATHER GODS SMILED TODAY

On Mount Alexander today day 4 of the carnival experienced the shortest of passing showers, while towns less than 30km away had up to 25mm of rain! Perhaps the same weather gods knew that Blair Trewin, the Weather Bureau’s  expert long term forecaster, was commentating and smiled down upon us.

GREAT RACING ALL AROUND AT SCHOOLS SPRINT

The Australian Schools Sprint and Day of the Goldfields challenge produced some memorable racing and great spectator experience, even after many weather related changes.

AUSTRALIAN MIDDLE DISTANCE CHAMPS

The sun shone all day on the nearly 900 competitors who took on the brand new map at Blackwood and everyone seemed to enjoy the challenge of the map.

DAY ONE DOUBLE HEADER

There was a buzz in Daylesford as more than 800 Orienteers came into town for the first ever day one Double Header of the Australian Carnival. The sun shone as many people caught up for the first time since Covid.

WE ARE READY AND WAITING …

There’s been 1078 days of waiting since the last Australian orienteering championship, but now there’s only 4 days left to wait for the start of the 2022 Australian Championships!  And we are ready.